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Countdown Pedestrian Signals Legibility and Comprehension Without Flashing Hand

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0081
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Human Factors Analytics
FHWA Activity: 
Human Factors
TRT Terms: 
Traffic Control; Pedestrians; Visually Impaired; Signals; Signs; Research; Safety
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations, Safety, Civil Rights, Design
Subject Area: 
Design, Highways, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Policy, Research, Safety and Human Factors

Contact Information

First Name: 
Michelle
Last Name: 
Arnold
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3990
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

Project Description: 

This project will conduct field evaluations using pedestrians to the effectiveness of adding a flashing DON'T WALK symbol to pedestrian countdown signals and the ability of those with low vision to comprehend and detect such symbols.

Goals:

To provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of adding a flashing DON'T WALK symbol to pedestrian countdown signals and the ability of those with low vision to comprehend and detect such symbols.  

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Organization Role: 
Partner: Technical
Organization: 

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